On suicide

One of the defining features of the present-day feminist is their lack of compassion for the welfare of men/boys. This was again driven home to me this morning when I read an article ‘Suicide isn’t just an older man’s problem‘ (sub-titled ‘Suicide is increasing among young people, especially women‘).

The topic of men is dispensed with in a single paragraph (para 8):

“Historically, suicide in Australia has been largely seen as a male problem, with men, particularly middle-aged men, frequently identified as a high risk in our national strategies. Projects have focused on workplaces such as the construction industry, and men’s information resource centres. In men over the age of 25, rates are higher than those among younger women; however, with the exception of men aged between 55 and 64, these rates appear to be relatively stable.”

The bulk of the article is about women and young women, and how serious the problem of suicide is for them.

In this article today the authors only acknowledge the issue obliquely, by way of saying that ‘yes it’s a thing, but it’s not just about men’ … before proceeding to make it all about women. Seriously?

And so we have a serious social problem that disproportionately affects men, but which is largely ignored in feminist literature. On the odd occasion the male suicide issue is mentioned, the problem is essentially blamed on men, for e.g. masculinity, and the pressure imposed by gender roles.

A common theme is that the key to better means mental health is men opening up and talking to people. Oftentimes this is expressed in a simplistic and sometimes condescending way, viz. if only men would act more like women … problem solved.

Yes many, but not all, men might benefit from verbalising their concerns, but much more than that is needed. Systemic and cultural changes that acknowledge the value of men, and initiatives to address the myriad issues raised elsewhere in this blog. Measures that would act as a counterweight to the prevailing gynocentric bias. That’s the scale of action required to make substantial progress towards a remedy.

Oh, and take a look at this article in The Guardian … “Figures show more than one in 10 prison suicides are by women”. The other nine? Nothing to worry about.

ImageSee also:

Only 16% of Washington’s Social Workers are Male – and It’s a Real Problem (15 July 2022)

Girlfriend told man to ‘kill himself’ before he committed suicide (8 April 2022)

Why would you stand up for men and boys? Milgram’s message of hope to male psychology (2 December 2021)

If More Men Are Seeking Help for Mental Health, Why Are So Many Dropping Out of Therapy? — The Latch (15 June 2021)

Men’s Dropout From Mental Health Services: Results From a Survey of Australian Men Across the Life Span – Zac E. Seidler, Michael J. Wilson, David Kealy, John L. Oliffe, John S. Ogrodniczuk, Simon M. Rice, 2021 (sagepub.com) (27 May 2021)

If we’re serious about reducing male suicide, we need to stop blaming men for their own despair (10 September 2020) UK

Where is the honesty in the discussion around male suicide? (10 September 2020)

Suicide rate for men reaches its highest level in two decades (1 September 2020)

The difference between male and female suicide resulting from an accusation being made (17 February 2020) Re: Caroline Flack’s death

Middle-aged men make up the largest age-specific increase in suicides, but we can learn from history (13 February 2020) Australia

New suicide plan based on lived experience (29 January 2020) Australia. But more than half of this $64 million is to be spent on at-risk women … see comment from Australian Men’s Health Forum.

Suicides in the UK: 2018 registrations (3 September 2019)

White-washing the truth about why men kill themselves, by Bettina Arndt (10 July 2019) Recommended reading

Research confirms 5 uncomfortable facts about young male suicide (March 2019) Australia

Feminist, Chidera Eggerue, doesn’t have time to worry about male suicide (Tweet dated 14 March 2019) See also this tweet dated 13 March.

What makes a man suicide? Rambling on traditional expectations and suicide (9 March 2019)

Intimate partner problems and suicide: are we missing the violence? (January 2019)

University accused of hiding suicide data is UWE Bristol – the same Uni that last month blocked a men’s officer who wanted to campaign on male suicide. Draw your own conclusions (28 November 2018)

Regarding the suicide of Anthony Bourdain – most probably linked to his relationship with Asia Argento (13 September 2018)

Julia Gillard achieves the impossible (22 June 2018)

QLD Election FactCheck: are ‘up to 21 fathers’ dying by suicide every week? (15 November 2017) “Suicide is a complex phenomenon that has multiple causes and should never be attributed to one factor alone” and so is Domestic Violence, and yet feminists are content to blame that on gender inequality alone.

Note the readers comments incl. this one:

“It does not surprise me that suicide among men is increasing. Forty a week is a national disgrace and the Family Court of Australia is a big part of this problem.My divorce took all my capital and reduced my ability to pay maintenance. It took my super, used to pay off the mortgage, after saying I could keep my super if my wife could keep hers. I put her through university, typed all her assignments and even writing some so that she could become a lawyer and use the system to screw me. When my wife failed to allow access to my daughter for weekends and holidays, I was told by the Family Court of Australia that it did not enforce court orders, “and especially not for men”.

I have not even spoken on the telephone with my daughter for more than fifteen years because her mother hangs up when I ring. I have a court order specifying alternate weekends and weekly phone calls. My daughter is now in her twenties and until two months ago I was still paying maintenance. I was down south a few weeks ago and was roundly abused as an MCP by one virago because I stepped back and allowed her to enter the lift first. In a modern society where few people seem to have any knowledge of good manners, life is sometimes confusing and disadvantaged.”

Dozens of construction workers dying or facing serious injury each year because of suicide attempts (9 July 2017)

“Griffith University-based clinical psychologist Jacinta Hawgood said the macho culture of mining and construction was playing a key role in the stark statistics. “While women will talk to each other about difficulties, men often will not ask each other ‘are you OK?,’’ she said.”

Male suicide has nothing to do with politics. Apparently, by Corrine Barraclough (6 July 2017)

7 Truths Feminists Must Accept About Male Suicide, by Corrine Barraclough (26 June 2017)

Michelle Carter found guilty by judge in text message suicide case (16 June 2017) USA

Corrine Barraclough: Piecing together the pain of loss for men after abortion (3 June 2017)

Australian men aged over 85 have the highest rate of suicide, ABS data shows (30 May 2017)

The Truth About Custody Disputes, Suicide And Compassion, by Corrine Barraclough (22 May 2017)

The rise of the ‘sad dad’ is not a divorce trend, but a gendered one (21 May 2017) Feminists say men should be more like women and express their emotions, but when they do they are mocked and accused of playing to the audience.

Men, Prisons, Separation and Suicide (12 May 2017)

Deaths of despair stalk millennials in an unforgiving job market (19 April 2017)

Maine Democrats at ‘Values and Vision’ gathering erupt in laughter at white male suicide (14 April 2017) USA

Suicide, Ms Gillard? You can’t handle the truth, by Corrine Barraclough  (4 April 2017)

Women’s Day Off, by Karen Mac Fly (March 2017)

“I do not think the high rates of suicide and depression in men can solely be attributed to unjust laws that put men into situations where they see no reason to go on living, or the general misandry spread in the media. These are but the tangible results of modern women’s callous attitudes towards men.”

We must not allow suicide to become normalised (16 February 2017) See readers comments, particularly in relation to author’s decision to focus on young women.

Time to Talk Day: the mental health statistics you need to know (2 February 2017)

Stop telling men to show their emotions (3 December 2016) Excellent Reddit discussion thread with more than 200 posts

In 2015, there were 3,027 people who died by suicide — 2,292 were men and 735 were women. Guess which of those two numbers the ABC finds more worrying (28 September 2016) Australia

Women’s mental health needs ‘not considered adequately’ (25 September 2016) UK

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In Men, Depression is Different: Symptoms—and help—are unlike what women experience (19 September 2016)

The rules men live by are killing them: Here’s how we can help, by Shae Elise Allen (19 September 2016)

Let’s talk about male suicide, by Corrine Barraclough (10 September 2016) Australia

Why Our Suicide Prevention Strategies Are Failing To Stop Male Suicide (9 September 2016)

Making sense of male suicide in Australia (27 July 2016)

Does the NUS have a man problem? (31 May 2016) UK

Seven ways to understand male suicide in Australia (26 May 2016)

Facts and stats about suicide in Australia (March 2016)

What do we do now that suicide rates among young women are on the rise? (14 March 2016) It must have burned Jenna Price (‘Destroy the Joint’) to mention the word men (once) in a role other than as perpetrator of evil. Jenna thinks there needs to be more kindness shown, but presumably not the variety of kindness that radfem’s of her ilk shower on CIS-Het white men who constitute the bulk of suicides.

NewAccess can help Aussie men in pain (11 March 2016) Australia

Hard times: the suicide scourge among Australia’s tradies (5 March 2015)

No. of suicides in Japan drops below 25,000 for first time in 18 years (18 January 2016) Of those who killed themselves in 2015, 16,641 were men and 7,330 women.

International Men’s Day Debate in UK Parliament 2015 (23 November 2015)

Robert Whitley: Why men commit suicide (19 November 2015)

Male University of York Student Commits Suicide on Day His University Ditches International Men’s Day After Pressure From Feminists (18 November 2015)

Tactical burying of men’s issues (16 November 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread and here is a deleted comment from that thread

Male suicide now a national public health emergency, MPs warned (5 November 2015) UK

Gender, gender everywhere…but not in this study (3 November 2015) Reddit post pointing out yet another example of a MRM article where gender is not specified as men are the most detrimentally affected

Middle-aged male suicide rate rises by 40 per cent since 2008 (30 October 2015)

A record 564 people committed suicide in New Zealand in the past year (6 October 2015) Male suicides trending up, women down

TIL in the UK the most common cause of death for men under 50 is suicide, and related reddit mensrights discussion thread

True gender equality is when both women and men have a voice, by Deepika Bharadwaj at TEDxGatewayWomen (9 September 2015) Video presentation

Man shaming and victim blaming: The A-Z of male suicide in the UK (14 April 2015)

‘A silent issue’: Researchers say 1 in 3 teen boys attempt suicide after being sexually assaulted (13 April 2015)

Fatal silence: Why do so many fortysomething men kill themselves? (13 April 2015)

It’s society, not biology, that is making men more suicidal (24 February 2015)

Men and Suicide: The Silent Epidemic (21 February 2015)

Robin Williams one of many: More middle-aged men committing suicide, and experts don’t know why (15 August 2014)

If as many women killed themselves as men, we’d never hear the end of it (30 January 2015) Article and related Reddit mensrights discussion thread

Suicide surpassed war as the military’s leading cause of death (31 October 2014)

Suicide among men four times higher than women (2 December 2014)

Extreme family violence: trying to understand murder-suicide (7 November 2013)

“Murder-suicide is most often perpetrated by men – but this is hardly surprising. Men are generally the perpetrators of murder, and men make up the majority of suicides in Australia, too.” Only a feminist would hold up the fact that many men kill themselves as proof that men are inherently violent.

Male suicide rates and causes (19 April 2011)

Divorce and suicide risk (2003) (with details concerning an actual case of a divorce-related suicide here)

Eye of Woden – Addendum on male suicide

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Elsewhere in this blog you might be interested in reading:

On men’s health: The statistics and the underlying factors

Is it my imagination or does media coverage of mens health initiatives usually focus on male shaming?

If the central tenet of feminism is equality then what mens/boys causes have feminists championed recently?

I thought women were meant to be more empathetic?

On deaths related to domestic violence

In this post I address the topic of murder and suicide occurring within the context of intimate partner violence. There are also separate posts dealing with suicide, and with the DV-related deaths of children.

As readers might well be aware, significant numbers of men, women and children lose their lives each year by way of incidents related to domestic violence. As in the case of non-lethal injuries and mental anguish, feminists portray women’s deaths as constituting the “overwhelming majority“, and then use this as justification for ignoring the deaths of men.

In 2015 feminist activists operating under the banner ‘Destroy the Joint’, established an ongoing tally of the number of Australian women allegedly killed in DV situations. They then disseminated this data throughout the media, generating considerable publicity using the tagline “two women each week” (are being killed by their male partners). They claimed that there had been a doubling in the rate of men murdering their partners, and that domestic violence was twice as bad in 2015 as it was in 2014.

Even if their figures were drawn from official sources it would have been problematic to draw conclusions from statistics relating to short periods of time, as the results for the period in question may differ greatly from the long-term average.

We do know however that when averaged over the preceding twelve month period the corresponding figures were (approx.) one women killed every seven days versus one man killed every ten days. We also know that, at that time, 40% of homicide victims (occurring in a situation of domestic violence) were male.

(Postscript April 2016: The report of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence included the following statistic, “Data from the Victorian Systemic Review of Family Violence Deaths shows that, of the 288 deaths of relevance to the review between 2000 and 2010, 138 were men and 150 were women (that is, 48 per cent male)”. (Volume 5, p207)

It is important to acknowledge that neither the ‘Destroy the Joint’ Facebook page, nor the various spin-off media stories, made mention of:

  • the corresponding number of men killed by their intimate partners or family members
  • the number of women killed by other women
  • the number of suicides linked to domestic violence (predominantly involving men)

On that last dot point, it’s worth reading this 2010 paper by Richard L Davis which addresses the relationship between domestic violence and suicide. (Postscript: This 2018 article concerns the suicide of a woman following the DV-related murder of her children. As is typically the case in MSM articles, the death of men in similar circumstances was overlooked.)

Another issue with the ‘Destroy the Joint’ tally is that (AFAIK) none of the cases it reported, at the time of writing this post, had been the subject of completed court proceedings. As a consequence it is not entirely certain that the deceased women were killed by a man, and/or that the deaths occurred within a context of domestic violence.

Furthermore, at some unspecified point in early 2015 (I suspect when deaths dropped below the previously claimed weekly average) the ‘Destroy the Joint’ tally was quietly expanded to include all women who were murdered  (i.e. not just partner violence).

Jasmin Newman subsequently established the ‘Destroy the Narrative’ Facebook page to keep track of the corresponding number of male deaths at the hands of women. In December 2016 Jasmin published this paper regarding her work on this issue, which I strongly recommend you read now.

(Postscript: Sadly, Jasmin discontinued her MRA efforts due to a concerted campaign of harassment by people opposed to her views. With regards to deaths related to DV, a new tally is being maintained by a group known as Domestic Violence Awareness Australia. Time will tell with regards to the longevity and reliability of this data source.)

Turning now to another issue. one of the statistical sources cited by ‘Destroy the Joint’ was this report by the NSW Coroner (Refer appendix C bar chart this is in the report on page 59 or 75 depending on how you read page numbers).

On first inspection it appears quite damning in relation to the culpability of men for DV-related deaths, but on further review there are a number of provisos that must be taken into consideration including:

  • the small sample size
  • the skewing of the results by the much higher incidence of DV-related deaths in the indigenous community
  • the fact that men are significantly less likely to report being subjected to domestic violence, and therefore many of the male perpetrators cited in the report may in fact have been victims of domestic violence (either as children, as adults, or both).

See also ABS Causes of Death, Australia 2013

I’ll close this post with this comment contributed by ‘Phil’ in response to this article:

In order to provide solutions to any societal problem, the first step is having a complete understanding of the problem, all the relevant & accurate information, and an ability to see the bigger picture of the issue. It also requires a unified approach, appropriate systems in place to embrace & encourage change, and a shift in mindset that brings long-term & sustained behavioural change.

A great example of this is drink-driving, which is now seen as irresponsible, selfish, dangerous, disgraceful & a condemned behaviour after being culturally accepted for many years, until the effects of such actions, portrayed the destruction it was having on many lives. This change was brought about through the grief, heartache & suffering associated with losing a loved one and was driven by the love & compassion people felt for each other, their family & the broader community. Even though it was predominately men who were guilty of drink-driving, it wasn’t tackled as a gendered issue because society demanded a holistic approach to the problem, they wanted this senseless behaviour eradicated, no matter who was doing it and certainly wasn’t propelled by hatred or condemnation of one sex & not the other.

So, why has this approach not been taken when it comes to domestic violence? Why is one gender singled out as being the problem, when everyone with half a brain knows that both males & females are capable of being perpetrators of the vile acts of behaviour? How are we, as a society, meant to really eradicate this behaviour when blatant misrepresentation of the truth is communicated by groups hell-bent on only recognising some victims & perpetrators and not all? When did domestic violence become a political pawn used to generate votes & financial windfalls and one that promotes much debate & hatred, instead of a people focussed, behavioural problem that requires love & respect for fellow human beings to be solved?

It’s a figure quoted by media outlets, politicians & domestic violence advocates – 79 women killed due to domestic violence last year (2015) and the inference that these deaths occurred by their male partners. This is the figure devised by the Facebook page, Destroy the Joint {1}, who maintains a body count of women killed in Australia due to violence against them.

On September 24th 2015, newly appointed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a new $100 million domestic violence package with former Australian of the Year & self-appointed expert of domestic violence, Rosie Batty, Turnbull stated in his press conference that 63 women had been killed to date in 2015. This gave the perception that all of these deaths had occurred due to domestic violence and at the hands of a current or former male partner of the deceased.

But when you look into these deaths in detail, you will find that the figure quoted is more propaganda by the “radical feminist” brigade who are insistent on only recognising female victims of domestic violence and ensure funding is siphoned through their sexist organisations. Of the 63, less than half were found to be killed by their current or former male partner (44%) and in total, 60% of these deaths were committed by male perpetrators known to the deceased.

I am in no way trying to minimize the impact of these tragedies as any life taken is a vile act of brutality towards another human being, what I am highlighting though is the gross misrepresentation of data that is being communicated to only further their own cause – not actually provide solutions to ending Australia’s domestic violence crisis other than to falsely propagate that it is a “gendered issue”.

Upon further analysis of the 79 women killed last year, here are my findings (based on information provided by ‘Destroy the Joint’):

43% killed by current or former male partner (34 in total)
16.5% killed by known male (13)
13.9% killed by a female (11)
11.4% killed by unknown male (9)
8.9% killed by either victims son, brother or father (7)
6.3% killed by an unknown perpetrator (5)

From the information provided & the perception of all these women being killed due to intimate partner violence being driven by various outlets, this represents an over inflation of the figures by a mammoth 132%! Destroy the Joint claims at least 75% {2} of these deaths are perpetrated by males known to the female victim but the figure actually equates to 68.4% and again their accuracy is found to be questionable. This is especially damaging when it is being used as “factual” information by government agencies, domestic violence groups, & prominent media outlets that inform the public, when analysis shows the information to be incorrect.

Paramount to solving any problem is having the correct details, being truthful in your communications and having a thorough understanding the issue at hand. With embellished & distorted information like this being used, clearly this is not about solving domestic violence holistically, merely being used as a catalyst to gain further funding.

{1} https://www.facebook.com/notes/934084536639291/
https://www.facebook.com/DestroyTheJoint/
{2} Destroy the Joint disclaimer – “Please note: We do not confine our count to only deaths attributed as domestic or family violence, as we believe all violent deaths targeted against women are the result of societal misogyny. Most of these cases are subject to court proceedings but we do know that in at least 75 per cent of the cases reported from 2012 to 2015, the victim knew her alleged killer. We include women killed by other women (lateral violence). Their relatively small but equally sad number confirms that most violence against women is perpetrated by men.”

Recently, I was viciously attacked for the post I made scrutinising the claims by Destroy the Joint about the women killed in violent circumstances last year. These attacks were cold, calculating, methodical, vile & extremely derogatory towards myself but worse still, my family & in particular, my children. It appears that I may have hit a nerve by revealing the truth about the misrepresentation of the information provided by them and the perception that there were 79 women killed in domestic violence scenarios last year.

Normally, I am not bothered by these types of attacks as they occur on such a regular basis and I have become desensitised to the constant taunts I receive. But, these were different, they were filled with so much hatred & vile language that I found myself a bit shaken by them and was appalled that some felt it warranted to continue this vitriol towards my children when I was not retaliating to their relentless abuse.

This type of toxic behaviour is quickly becoming normal, especially in the world of social media, with people spewing hatred towards one another purely because of a difference of opinion on a certain subject. Is this the type of behaviour, values & morals we want instilled in our next generation? Are we, as a society, truly considering the long-term impact this will have on future generations and teaching them to be accustomed with hatred instead of love? In order to overcome this problem of domestic violence, the solution cannot be based on hatred between the genders – it requires solutions based on love, respect, compassion, understanding & acceptance of every human being regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.

I will leave you with a quote from the remarkable Nelson Mandela to ponder – “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

(Postscript October 2018. The following article, or variants of it, received considerable coverage in the media: ‘Six women killed in five days, you need to engage with this crisisby Jane Gilmore. See related tweet here)

(Postscript February 2020: Whilst most articles about DV-related domestic violence still don’t bother to provide corresponding statistics for male deaths, we are told that ‘Australia is a nation of dead women, and we’re becoming numb to it‘. The level of feminist hypocrisy and disconnect remains staggering.)

(Postscript May 2020: I just learnt today – not from the mainstream media – that the number of women killed, in the UK, by their partner was now at a 40 year low – Source)

Other related references, including DV-related murders that you are unlikely to read about in the ‘Destroy the Joint‘ page – or in overseas equivalents such as, for example, @CountDeadWomen in the UK:

OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney charged with murdering boyfriend (12 August 2022)

Woman who ran over and killed boyfriend in Fife avoids jail (9 August 2022)

Woman stabs roommate, says she’d been “thinking of killing him for a while” (3 August 2022)

Queensland study reveals horror rise in men threatening to burn their partners alive (2 August 2022) Data provided by staff of feminist NGO’s (ring any bells?). Authors neglect to mention instances of husbands/boyfriends set on fire by female partners.

Hayley Keating trial: Woman cleared of murder but found guilty of killing partner (28 July 2022)

‘Jealous’ British woman, 31, ‘pushed boyfriend, 21, to his death from 100ft-high Turkish hotel balcony after discovering he had cheated on her with an ex-girlfriend’, court hears (22 July 2022)

Woman, 26, charged with murder of young father at address she was sharing with her 26-year-old female friend (21 July 2022)

Jealous woman, 23, who knifed man in head when she found him in bed with love rival at party (7 June 2022)

Outcast powderkeg men, by Bettina Arndt (22 April 2022) What factors drive men to commit murder after their marriage falls apart? Could changes to the police & justice system prevent such murders occurring?

OnlyFans star, 25, is arrested for ‘stabbing boyfriend, 27, to death during a domestic dispute’ in their luxury Miami high-rise (8 April 2022)

Pizzeria Owner Shot Business Partner Boyfriend in Head with ‘LadySmith’ Revolver, Hid Body for Weeks, and Told His Son in Italy He Was ‘Away on Business’ (1 April 2022)

Emotional tributes to young dad, 22, found dead at home – as woman, 23, known to him is held on suspicion of murder (27 March 2022) UK

Are all missing persons female? (17 March 2022) USA. This is not specifically related to DV murders, but rather to the prevailing practice of ignoring or minimising male victims.

MPs listen in silence as names of women killed in the UK read out (11 March 2022) UK. There’s also dead men you say? Meh

Victorian mother-of-five jailed for setting husband on fire, causing his death (11 March 2022)

New Beith fire: Cops say 31-year-old woman killed in a Brisbane blaze is believed to have first set ex-partner on fire (10 March 2022)

The “Pathways to intimate partner homicide” project: Key stages and events in male-perpetrated intimate partner homicide in Australia (2022) Research by two Australian agencies with an entrenched pro-feminist orientation – ANROWS and the Australian Institute of Criminology. This paper omits acknowledgment of partner murders committed by men, due to the expressed view that most designated partner murders are perpetrated by men.

Lethal lovers: National strategy needed to end domestic homicides (22 February 2022) The feminist perspective, which continues to be to ignore female perpetrators and their many male & female victims. A more detailed article in the Canberra Times, addressing the same topic can be found here.

Florida woman facing murder charges after allegedly stabbing her husband more than 140 times (21 February 2022)

Paania Lawrence: Gold Coast woman jailed for ‘accidentally’ shooting partner dead in 2018 (11 February 2022)

Professor Karen Read charged with drunkenly running over and killing Boston cop boyfriend John O’Keefe (2 February 2022)

Man allegedly murdered by wife in Bali while on video call with his ex (16 January 2022)

Lorna Middleton jailed for stabbing husband to death (18 November 2021) UK

Sister of Newtownabbey man who killed himself after wife stabbed him ‘disgusted’ as partner avoids jail after domestic incident (8 November 2021) Ireland

Domestic abuse charities condemn ‘harsh’ sentencing of Penelope Jackson, by Patrick Sawer at The Telegraph (30 October 2021) Paywall protected article. An extremely inappropriate move by the Industry, speaking up here on behalf of a recently convicted (female) murderer. (Relevant case here)

Drunk woman stabbed man so hard between the eyes the knife reached his brain – Mirror Online (26 July 2021)

Homicide research reveals society ‘blind’ to male victims of domestic violence | University of Cumbria (30 June 2021) UK

Furious mum murdered her 81-year-old husband of 38 years by pouring boiling water mixed with sugar on him while he slept – Manchester Evening News (15 June 2021)

Natasha Darcy guilty of murdering Walcha sheep farmer Mathew Dunbar (news.com.au) (15 June 2021)

The forgotten victims of Australia’s female killings epidemic (6 May 2021) Now, for balance, let’s throw in a feminist perspective from Candace Sutton. Can you spot the difference?

There are more male victims of domestic violence than we think‘ An article by Janet Fife-Yeomans in the Daily Telegraph (23 February 2021) Australia. According to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, 61 of the 146 people killed in domestic-violence related homicides in New South Wales were men (i.e. 42%).

Pensioner got stepson to sharpen knife she used to stab husband to death (8 February 2021) UK

Elderly man fighting for life after shocking axe attack in Sydney’s inner west (3 December 2020) Australia

‘I’ll get you, you mutt’: Ugly scenes unfold at sentencing for fatal Queensland stabbing (5 November 2020) Australia

Jealous girlfriend, 38, who bit her boyfriend’s testicles weeks before stabbing him to death in front of horrified friends is found guilty of manslaughter (22 October 2020) UK

Numa Gautam: Sydney woman pleads not guilty to manslaughter of husband (16 October 2020) Australia. “She had a charge of domestic violence-related murder withdrawn and dismissed

Woman charged with murder after man’s body found in Sydney’s west (14 September 2020) Australia. A “domestic-related incident”? They can’t quite bring themselves to say ‘domestic violence’, now can they?

UK female sentenced after acid attack on ex-boyfriend (8 September 2020) Video

Woman charged with domestic violence stabbing death north of Brisbane (6 September 2020) She also contravened a ‘Domestic Violence Order’. Sadly, but not unexpectedly, this incident received relatively little coverage in the media.

Olivia Labinjo-Halcrow conviction for manslaughter quashed (1 August 2020) UK

Wife charged with murder of Clydebank man William Middleton as tributes paid to ‘amazing’ dad (1 July 2020) UK

Woman charged with murder over the death of Zane Meyer (19 June 2020) Australia

Abused woman who killed husband is granted the family’s U.K. estate (1 June 2020)

Delhi: Woman kills spouse, says he died of Covid-19 (8 May 2020) India

Wife from hell who stabbed her husband to death because she was ‘annoyed’ he had to work late could walk free after serving just a THIRD of her nine-year sentence (6 May 2020)

Man dies after Surfer’s Paradise stabbing, woman arrested (22 April 2020)

Spotlight on why men kill partners (21 April 2020) This research project represents a collaboration between the Australian Institute of Criminology and Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS). Clearly women killing men is not that big a deal (?!)

We must count: It’s time for a national Violence Against Women & Children Toll (25 February 2020)

Family of murder victim Jeffrey Lindsell describe heartbreak over accused killer’s death three weeks before trial (9 February 2020)

Fashion designer who threw a knife at her husband – piercing his heart and killing him – because he came home late from work says her nine-year sentence is ‘manifestly excessive’ (3 February 2020)

Man escapes burning house only to have his wife run over him (31 January 2020)

Wife charged after Geelong man found burned to death (28 January 2020)

Woman accused of stabbing partner to death claims self-defence (21 January 2020) We will see how this case concludes, but obviously when men are consistently portrayed as violent and abusive, then an argument of self-defence is more likely to be convincing.

Migrant, indigenous home violence ‘out of proportion’ (19 January 2020)

Battered husband syndrome as an explanation for murdered wives (December 2019) Reddit discussion thread

Robyn Lindholm jailed for 28 years for murder of lover George Templeton (7 November 2019)

Former Boston College student charged with boyfriend’s suicide (29 October 2019)

The reckoning: One city, four murders (18 October 2019) By Richard Guilliatt. This is not specifically about DV-related murders, but addresses some interesting and related issues

Sally Challen spared murder retrial for killing controlling husband (9 June 2019) UK. And here is an article on this issue that appeared in spiked-online on 8 June 2019.

Woman dubbed ‘Mother-of-the-Year’ jailed for killing husband with kitchen knife (1 June 2019) UK

Questions remain about spike in female killers in Queensland (19 May 2019)

“While it’s well-known women are at risk of being killed by an intimate male partner at separation or divorce, my analysis shows that some men are at risk of death at the hands of a current or former female partner in certain situations, like financial insecurity such as the drawing up of a new will,” she said.

Judge sentences murderer Martyna Ogonowska after guilty verdict (25 April 2019) UK

Recap as Lindsey Gabriel is sentenced for murder of boyfriend James Field (8 April 2019)

Sally Challen freed as she awaits murder trial after pleading guilty to husband’s manslaughter (5 April 2019)

Playboy, Maxim model arrested in death of doctor found in car boot (30 March 2019) USA

Sally Challen murder conviction quashed over husband’s death (1 March 2019) UK. I won’t be holding my breath waiting on a man accused of murder getting a similar result.

McKeesport woman sentenced in fatal stabbing of boyfriend at Brew House Lost Apartments (25 January 2019) USA

Intimate partner problems and suicide: are we missing the violence? (January 2019)

Life sentence for first-time offender’s ‘lethal error’ (12 December 2018)

Media double standards: Where are the panel discussions about vengeful ex-wives who kill their ex-husbands’ new girlfriends? Instead, a story about the ‘tragedy,’ and what a nice teacher the killer was (29 November 2018) Video

Fiance killer: He called me ‘a rat and a dog’ (13 November 2018)

Dividing the Sexes: Critique of the Coroner’s Report on Domestic Violence Homicide (3 June 2018) Most DV-related homicides in Australia in the first half of 2018 were committed by women. A reality very much at odds with the misandric messages issued by the feminists who have adopted the Eurydice Dixon tragedy as their current cause celebre.

When we make excuses for male violence, we encourage it, by Van Badham (17 May 2018) But it appears that making “excuses” for female violence, which is quite commonplace, is perfectly OK

GP Geraint Hughes death ‘may have been prevented’ (9 April 2018)

Susan Mouat appeals sentence for pushing husband Bruce Mouat to his death (27 November 2017)

Woman charged with stabbing partner to death (17 November 2017) Australia

She threatened violence when her ‘sugar daddy’ cut her off. She followed through, police say (6 November 2017)

Pakistani bride allegedly kills 17 relatives in failed bid to murder husband with poisoned milk (2 November 2017)

Woman Charged for Fatally Stabbing Her Husband at Hospital (15 October 2017) USA

Qian Liu tells jury her husband’s stabbing death was an accident (11 September 2017) Australia

Molly Martens weeps as she and her father found guilty of second degree murder of Jason Corbett (9 August 2017)

Helen Milner – New Zealand’s ‘Black Widow’ killer (July 2017)

Homicide stats reveal shocking details of Australian murders from 2012-2014 (18 June 2017) Also shocking that the author deemed male deaths not newsworthy, so left out any mention.

Michelle Carter found guilty by judge in text message suicide case (16 June 2017) USA

Friends of Luke Mitchell react with horror to his stabbing death (13 May 2017)

Media experts lie to their students‘ by Bettina Arndt (3 May 2017) Australia

Wife killed husband after fight over burned casserole, police in Pennsylvania say (1 March 2017)

Invisible Dead Men (25 February 2017) UK

Woman charged after allegedly stabbing fiancé to death in Sydney driveway
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Intimate partner homicide of men in Australia (31 January 2017)

Wife of slain California mayor gets 3 months jail in killing (20 January 2017)

Murder of Stuart Rattle prompts review into how family violence is dealt with in the gay community (17 January 2017) Only gay men deserving of (feigned) understanding and support?

Sunbury hit-and-run: Woman charged with murder of partner (9 January 2017)

It’s time to stop “counting dead women” and face the facts, by Jasmin Newman (28 December 2016)

Niece of Californian mayor says his wife should have divorced him rather than shot him dead (1 December 2016) USA

Woman, 53, gives first prison interview after killing cheating husband in road rage attack (16 November 2016) USA

Woman gets life in prison for fatally stabbing her former partner during drunken brawl (3 November 2016) Australia

Mashed potato murderer has no idea where former partner’s body was dumped (31 October 2016)

Joe Cinque’s Consolation: violence, delusion and the question of guilt (11 October 2016) Australia. Friends were told of the impending murder but did nothing – was this an inevitable outcome of community being conditioned to think that female-perpetrated violence is a rare and unlikely aberration.

The boyfriend who was stabbed to death in a frenzied attack by his ex-glamour model girlfriend when he texted her to say ‘it’s over’ (22 September 2016)

Vicious whispers led to doting dad’s murder (13 September 2016)

Woman charged over Gold Coast shooting (23 August 2016) Australia

Woman widowed three times now on trial in death of second husband (11 August 2016) USA

Hong Kong ‘milkshake murderer’ in fresh court bid (30 July 2016)

Woman sentenced in husband’s 2015 stabbing death (29 July 2016) But only to ten years probation!

A cycle of violence: when a woman’s murder is called ‘understandable’, by Laura Bates (27 July 2016) UK. Feminist perspective that ignores the fact that explanations/excuses are also routinely found when women kill their partners (in fact I would suggest that this is more common in such situations)

San Antonio woman gets 50 year sentence for fatal house fire (16 July 2016)

Domestic violence deaths at ‘epidemic proportions’ despite awareness (30 June 2016) DV-related deaths are NOT at “epidemic proportions”, ‘Destroy the Joint’s tally is by no means “meticulous”, and this is yet another feminist offering that air-brushes out male deaths.

‘I shot my British former boyfriend in self-defence,’ says ex-model in Spanish court (25 May 2016)

Woman charged with murder over Adelaide man’s death (4 May 2016) That’s now at least 17 murders by woman in Australia this year.

Domestic violence will flourish because of government funding cuts (2 May 2016) Australia. According to Jenna Price the pussy-pass works in reverse .. men do all the killing but the justice system lets them off the hook. Reality check please. All in all, an extremely misandric article. Reddit discussion thread here.

Man dies after being stabbed in Mt Isa (23 April 2016) Australia

Woman sentenced to home detention for manslaughter (21 April 2016) NZ

Former prostitute found guilty of murdering her businessman fiance – who was shot 10 times in the head by her lover (20 April 2016) Australia

Woman ‘stabs husband and feeds his flesh to dog’ (6 April 2016) Spain

Sharon Edwards: Violent wife murdered lawyer husband (8 March 2016) UK

“The number of women convicted for domestic violence rose by 30% in the year to April 2015, from 3,735 to 4,866. It marks an upward trend – the number of convictions involving female perpetrators is now six times higher than it was ten years ago”

Woman who killed husband with axe spared jail (8 March 2016) Australia. Related Reddit discussion thread here

Springfield woman apologizes for helping mother poison family with antifreeze (1 March 2016) USA

Male victims still overlooked (28 February 2016) Australia. This article states that:

“The reality is 12 people have died in domestic violence [related incidents in 2016] and eight of them have been men. Men are dying at the rate of two to one, but we show only show one male victim out of half a dozen or eight females.” And yet at the same time Destroy the Joint tweeted that nine women had been killed in the same period. Someone’s maths skills are seriously impaired.

Newlywed bride ‘liked being a solicitor’s wife so killed hubby when he lost his job’, court hears (24 February 2016)

Jealous hairdresser, 23, stabbed her boyfriend to death with a breadknife after losing her temper because he spent too much time on Facebook (22 February 2016)

Doctor ‘killed husband with hammer’ after their sex with teen (2 February 2016)  Australia. Guess we’ll never know his side of the story

Woman ‘arranged for ex-boyfriend she said had made her pregnant to be stabbed to death in a graveyard’ (27 January 2016) UK

Male domestic violence deaths become focus in Cornwall (25 January 2016) UK

“Michelle Davies, domestic abuse strategy manager for Safer Cornwall, said it was “difficult to pinpoint” why more men than women have died in domestic situations in Cornwall over the past five years.”

‘What I did was a horrible thing’: Anu Singh seeks atonement for killing Joe Cinque (14 January 2016)

Domestic violence: How to get away with murder (undated) Australia

Grandmother Lucia Colella not guilty by reason of mental incompetence of killing husband with axe at Alberton (22 December 2015)

Woman jailed for life over ex-lover murder (17 December 2015) Australia

Woman accused of murdering man, attempting to kill children in Perth suburb of Leda (7 December 2015)

Spanish woman stabs her husband 150 times (25 November 2015)

“In 2015, statistics from the Ministry of Health recorded three women killed in the province of Seville at the hands of their partners or former partners. There is no official count for murdered men, but through the news published by the media know that this crime was the second in 2015 … (In the first case) a neighbor beheaded her husband and then cut the veins. Like the (recent) case, the woman had a mental disorder.” And in a related reddit discussion thread it was noted that:

“As expected, (the) “battered woman” and “mental issues” justifications appear in the news. And as expected, the case is treated as “domestic violence”, not “gender violence”. At least 29 men have been murdered by their partners (and in comparison, 48 women) in Spain this year, according to the press.”

Woman stabs boyfriend to death because he threw her cat against a wall in a fit of anger (28 October 2015) Many of the reader’s comments here are from people supporting the woman’s action

Broken Hill woman charged with murder over alleged stabbing outside hospital (6 October 2015)

Another Drop Of Blood – Violence Is Genderless (14 September 2015)

Stop the tide of female blood (11 September 2015) More of the usual gender biased narrative from feminist journo Wendy Tuohy, but do take the time to scan the readers comments

UPDATE: Taylor County Woman Charged With Murder After Husband’s 2012 Death (22 August 2015) and related reddit discussion thread

SA court jails wife who stabbed husband in neck at end of sexually complicated marriage (10 July 2015)

Men the often-unreported victims of family violence (4 July 2015)

Woman kills husband over his affair in 1979, gets suspended sentence (26 June 2015)

Former Brewers player Darryl Hamilton found dead (22 June 2015)

Counting Dead Women: The issue we need to talk about (5 May 2015)

Male pattern violence is the problem: CountingDeadWomen (23 April 2015) Australian radfem perspective on the issue

Home isn’t a refuge for domestic violence victims (23 April 2015)

Wife of Sydney podiatrist charged with murder after Phillip Vasyli found dead in Bahamas (31 March 2015)

Two women are now killed by domestic violence every week. The time for discussion is over. It’s time to act (19 February 2015)

Domestic violence an equal opportunity killer, by Bill O’Chee (7 January 2015)

Why I Didn’t Wear a White Ribbon (28 November 2014) Provides Australian statistics in relation to DV-related deaths and injuries

‘My son’s cougar girlfriend was a monster who stabbed him 24 times then watched him die’: Grieving mother of murdered student shares her story (25 April 2014)

Woman ‘fed up’ with messy boyfriend stamped him to death after he came home drunk and spilled beer on the carpet (31 October 2012) UK

Children most often killed by their mothers (25 September 2012) NZ

Domestic violence: how the law treats women who kill a violent partner (31 July 2012)

When battered women kill (24 October 2011)

Penis-burning wife Rajini Narayan walks free (13 April 2011) Australia

Domestic violence related deaths, by Richard L Davis (2009)

Intimate partner homicide methods in heterosexual, gay, and lesbian relationships (2008) “We predicted that men would kill their partners more brutally than would women, but the results indicate that the opposite is true.”

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Some other deaths you won’t read about in the ‘Destroy the Joint‘ page involve those men who paid the ultimate price for intervening to protect women who were being assaulted. Some of their stories can be found in this post.

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Elsewhere in this blog you might also be interested in reading:

On violence carried out by women and girls
Feminist myth: Women usually only commit domestic violence in self-defence
Going Batty: The making of a champion of the Domestic Violence Industry
Mostly female perpetrators, so child abuse is a gendered crime then?
On the punishment of women and the notion of a ‘pussy-pass’
On suicide

Gender inequality within the criminal justice system

One of the pillars of feminism is that all women are in a state of perpetual victimhood, with one of the key reasons for this being the alleged violent and controlling nature of men. Feminists support this bias, in part, by pointing at the far greater percentage of jail inmates that are male. They assert that this is indicative that most crimes, especially serious crimes, are committed by men.

The situation is not that simple however given that there is clear evidence of substantial and widespread gender bias at every step of the law & order process within the justice systems of western democracies.

Yet feminists, who claim to be motivated by a desire for greater gender equality, have no interest in reducing this disparity. Instead they are lobbying to make this justice gap even broader (see this article, with further examples amongst the various linked articles listed below).

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Readers can access a myriad of additional case-studies at reddit/r/PussyPassreddit/r/pussypassdenied and PussyPassNeutral

Former Texas teacher sentenced to just 60 days in jail for sex with underage student (8 August 2022)

Texas teacher’s sex abuse sentence delayed after she gives birth (3 August 2022) USA

Female private school teacher, 42, who had sexual relationship with 15-year-old girl pupil while her marriage fell apart has two-year prison sentence reduced by 11 months after judges rule term was ‘excessive’ (30 June 2022)

Jealous woman, 23, who knifed man in head when she found him in bed with love rival at party – moments after he rejected her – avoids jail as judge rules she suffered psychotic episode (7 June 2022)

The forgiveness given to men is a huge advantage for Johnny Depp (25 May 2022) Well now, here’s a different perspective (#FacePalm #Nonsense)

My son is found ‘not guilty’, by Bettina Arndt (18 May 2022) An example of how the ‘justice’ system can, and often does, rip into young men accused of crimes against women/girls – and the terrible effect that this has on them and their families

Doctor Strange star jailed for sex abuse of 13-year-old girl (17 May 2022) He gets 14 years – she gets 8, coz he was the “driving force” who exerted “influence” over his wife. 

Outsmarting cops is child’s play for these bikini babes (29 April 2022) USA

NRL streaker sentenced in court after taking off shirt and running on field (26 April 2022) Yes, a bond, of course.

Why teacher who groomed student was released from prison early (22 April 2022)

Girlfriend told man to ‘kill himself’ before he committed suicide (8 April 2022)

Baby-faced teenager punches man unconscious in street – but is cleared of causing his death just days later (4 April 2022) UK

Patricide and shooting in kindergarten: Russian remains in custody until the end of May (30 March 2022)

‘Depressed’ grandmother, 57, who mowed down her boyfriend with her Renault Clio after a breakfast row avoids jail (29 March 2022)

E. Belfort Bax – The Anti-Feminist Sage Whose Warnings Went Unheeded (25 March 2022) Video by Janice Fiamengo

Woman details horrific sexual abuse by mum and stepfather (6 March 2022) “her stepfather was sentenced to 25 years in prison and her mum received just 18 months” – sounds about right (#sarcasm)

Police are told to treat attacks on women and girls as seriously as terrorism under new plans by Priti Patel (27 February 2022) UK

Mother-of-one, 20, is FREED from jail for faking her own KIDNAP to con her ex-boyfriend out of £2,000 after judge quashes ‘manifestly excessive’ 34 week sentence because she is ‘young and vulnerable’ (23 February 2022)

Woman who ‘stomped’ on teen’s testicles over $100 drug debt sentenced (18 February 2022) Australia. “County Court Judge Mark Dean on Friday said Sommer’s prospects for rehabilitation would be better if she was handed a community corrections order rather than a jail sentence“. Of course … #FacePalm

Tragic Star Hobson’s mum could see 8-year jail-term increased as ‘staggeringly soft’ sentence sent to Court of Appeal (12 January 2022)

NYPD cop caught on video giving her boss a lap dance ‘didn’t know he was married’ (26 December 2021) More harshly judged because she was a woman? Nowadays, that would be a first.

Why a judge ruled a mother who killed her two young daughters is not guilty of double murder (22 December 2021)

Male prisoners’ free family phone calls are scrapped – but women’s aren’t under MoJ decision (19 December 2021)

Katelin Beasleigh sentence for violent Glass House Mountains robbery (6 December 2021) Suspended sentence … of course 

Police resent enforcing unjust feminist laws – former police officer speaks out. – Bettina Arndt #MENTOO (2021)

Sister of Newtownabbey man who killed himself after wife stabbed him ‘disgusted’ as partner avoids jail after domestic incident (8 November 2021) Ireland

Suspended sentence: Woman who falsely claimed elderly motorist reversed into her vehicle avoids jail (26 October 2021)

Why glamorous alleged fraudster was freed from prison on bail (26 October 2021)

Jealous management consultant, 46, who shared naked photos of her businessman ex online by hacking the Alexa device in his home and accessing his cameras is spared jail (7 October 2021)

Sally Challen defence QC leads domestic homicide review – BBC News (10 September 2021) “The fear is women – who are themselves victims – are serving lengthy jail sentences for simply choosing to survive.” Of course, no mention of men as victims or women as perpetrators. Not biased at all … nuh uh, no way!

Mumbai Shocker | 16-Year-Old Porn Addict Girl Forces Younger Brother For Sex Against His Consent; Now Pregnant – Men’s Day Out (28 August 2021)

Mother-of-two, 27, who poured kettle of boiling sugar water over her neighbour is spared jail | Daily Mail Online (10 August 2021)

Deadly driver thanks judge for jail term (msn.com) (13 July 2021)

Man, 55, reveals horrific injuries at the hands of ‘controlling’ ex who was spared jail | Daily Mail Online (9 July 2021)

Weaponizing our criminal justice system against men – YouTube (23 June 2021)

Send female drug addicts to rehab not jail, says Baroness Butler-Sloss (msn.com) (22 June 2021)

Dorset wife, 76, who abused and assaulted her retired Bournemouth law professor husband avoids jail | Daily Mail Online (7 May 2021) UK

24 Hours in Police Custody fans ‘disgusted’ by ‘absolutely shocking’ verdict (13 April 2021) UK. A 16 month sentence for repeatedly abusing and then killing her partner

Court rules rape victims not ‘mentally incapacitated’ if they became intoxicated voluntarily (27 March 2021) USA. Ooh, personal accountability, that’s like Kryptonite to feminists.

Mother avoids jail after gambling her daughter’s $93,000 trust fund (msn.com) (2 May 2021)

‘Well-respected’ woman spared jail after biting off tip of former friend’s finger (24 February 2021) Australia

Short prison sentences for women are ineffective and a waste of money – investment is needed in rehabilitation (11 February 2021) UK

Mamiki Dukuly handed home detention sentence after fraudulently claiming more than $80,000 in dole payments (5 February 2021)

‘Alarming’: female prison population rises by 100,000 in past decade – report (10 December 2020) UK

‘Smirking’ mum claimed she ‘slipped’ after hitting ex-boyfriend with car (30 November 2020) UK

Minnesota teacher avoids jail for ‘clouded judgement’ with teenager (12 November 2020) Canada

Teacher, 24, who had sex with student, 14, and sent him lingerie pics is spared jail (31 October 2020) USA

Family of dad killed by ‘evil’ partner say she ‘got off lightly as she’s a woman’ (2 October 2020) UK

Instagram model jailed for bizarre masked robberies (22 September 2020) In news.com.au this article was entitled ‘Model sent to brutal women’s prison‘. Can you imagine an article entitled ‘Architect sent to brutal man’s prison’? It doesn’t have have quite the same heart-string tugging effect now does it?

Misconduct and Sex Bias in Police Response to Domestic Violence (2020) USA

Woman caught on camera raping two young boys, already received special treatment (22 July 2020) USA

Research regarding gender bias by magistrates (9 July 2020) UK (Twitter discussion thread)

Woman, 22, who had ‘sexual contact’ three times with a boy, 14, who she met on the internet avoids jail after judge says ‘there was genuine affection’ between the pair (1 July 2020) UK. And yes, in case you were wondering, it was a female judge.

Woman attacks boyfriend with knife, no jail time – this is the feminist law in the UK!(25 June 2020) UK video

Mum who glassed boyfriend in pub and severed his ear is spared jail (21 June 2020) UK

Drunk mum stabbed man in front of his terrified daughter, 9 (17 June 2020) UK. Joanne Goodeve was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for 12 months 

The push for ‘Amanda’s Law’ (18 May 2020) Australia

Teenage girls who stabbed and shaved neighbour they suspected was a rapist avoid jail time (17 April 2020)

Appeals court slaps down Conroe judge (10 April 2020) USA

Interview with Donna Rotunno … Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer (11 March 2020) Video

Don’t punish them with short sentences because prison “is especially damaging for women” (4 March 2020) Twitter discussion

Rooting out stereotypes about men in our legal system (26 February 2020) Canada

Why do men get away with killing women – is there an amnesty on male violence? (20 February 2020) Misandrist Julie Bindel provides the feminist response to the pro-female gender bias of the justice system – there’s really a bias that favors men

Women were charged with making false rape accusations. The charges were dismissed (9 February 2020)

District Attorney in Maine wants to start prosecuting people based on accusations and nothing else (3 February 2020) That’s in the US, whilst in the UK, feminist judges and academics are celebrating the emergence of ‘feminist justice’

Jamming the revolving door of women in prison, Jill Prior is putting a new spin on lady justice (2 February 2020) Australia. Because there is no such thing as a “vulnerable” man, right?

Mother who used her BMW to deliberately run over two teenage boys in revenge for ‘knock and run’ prank on her house and left one with a BROKEN LEG is spared jail (16 January 2020)

Daycare works hangs toddler with noose, lenient judge sets her free (9 November 2019) USA 

Woman who forced ex into sex at machete-point sent to psychiatric hospital (1 November 2019)

Pimps spared prison, judge strikes down mandatory minimum sentence for trafficking minors (31 October 2019) Canada. Oh and by the way, the “pimps” happened to be women.

Can we build a better women’s prison? (28 October 2019) USA

Europol says women ‘equally capable of crime’ as men as it reveals most-wanted list (19 October 2019)

Woman who sat on boyfriend’s face and demanded sex act spared jail (17 October 2019) USA

Female paedophile, 24, who told police a computer virus caused nearly 2,000 indecent images of children to be stored on her computer is spared jail (16 October 2019) UK

London’s Khan Launches Programme to Spare Criminals Jail Time If They’re Women (19 September 2019)

Ex-sorority girl who told police she shouldn’t be arrested because she’s a ‘clean, thoroughbred, white girl’ pleads guilty to a DUI charge (18 September 2019) and of course she avoids going to jail

What happens when an abused women fights back? (30 July 2019) So when a woman breaks a court DV order it’s wrong when they get sent to jail? Zero mention of men, of course, who are also victims and who fight back and get sent to jail.

Glamorous drug dealing flight attendant escapes jail sentence (12 July 2019) Australia. Not sure what being “glamorous” has to do with anything, but the same journalist seems to like using this term.

Serial drink driver, 30, who was twice limit when pulled from horror crash is spared jail ‘because she’s a WOMAN’ (8 July 2019)

Jury takes 15 minutes to acquit high school teacher who had sex with student (17 June 2019) Mr Zillman, the defence lawyer for Ms Guazzo, said the student was aware of his actions and had treated the defendant like a piece of meat.

Woman accused of sharing Dane Swan in bed video has charges struck out (13 June 2019)

Mother who drowned her toddler twins after splitting from their father will NOT face murder trial (11 June 2019) UK

Drunken Woman Who Stabbed Man With Stiletto Gets $250 Fine – No Conviction (11 May 2019)

Female teacher, 43, who had sex with a 17-year-old student is FREED after winning appeal against her jail sentence (9 May 2019) UK

Jilted mistress who stalked former lover and his wife is spared jail (7 May 2019)

California mom, 41, will avoid jail for having sex with both of her teenage daughter’s boyfriends, aged 14 and 15, after plying them with alcohol and cigars (16 April 2019)

Women filmed performing sex acts in broad daylight (14 April 2019) Will not be charged by police

Judge tells banned drink-driver who caused massive crash: “I’d have jailed you if you were a man” (12 April 2019)

Former New Albany business owner who tried to have ex-boyfriend killed will avoid prison (11 April 2019)

Wrongful death lawsuit against Michelle Carter dismissed (11 April 2019) USA. And then in January 2020 her sentence was reduced to nine months.

Sally Challen freed as she awaits murder trial after pleading guilty to husband’s manslaughter (5 April 2019)

Woman who stole almost €12,000 from pub gets suspended sentence (30 March 2019) Ireland

Mum sentenced for gambling away cancer fund (29 March 2019)

Liberal Democrat support of Layla Moran – politicians seven times more likely to support female perpetrators of domestic violence than to criticise them (29 March 2019) UK

Teen driver receives probation for killing three pedestrians (13 March 2019)

A man would have been sent to jail: Male victim bashed by drunk female nurse, 24 (1 February 2019) UK

Woman arrested for grabbing Owen Shroyer by the crotch at Women’s March (31 January 2019) Good news and hopefully this woman will get more punishment than just a mere ‘talking to’

‘Drunk’ female trooper in 3am sex assault on male Windsor Castle guard is let off with a reprimand ‘because she’s a woman’ (20 January 2019)

Estimating gender disparities in Federal criminal cases (27 November 2018)

USC Library Censors Article on ‘Female Privilege in Prison Sentencing’ (14 November 2018)

Former model, 24, who stabbed a man she met at a nightclub in the heart after he rejected her romantic advances walks free from court (4 November 2018)

Why doesn’t prison work for women? (29 September 2018) UK I’ll have to read this again to see if it suggested one single thing that was the fault of women, rather than men or some aspect of society at large. Whereas men, well, they can suck it up can’t they?

The Victorian female prison population has risen by 97% in the past ten years (September 2018) If this was about men, it would be further compelling evidence of the horror of #Toxic Masculinity. But it’s about women so it means we have to spend more on their health/welfare.

Women will only be jailed for serious crimes, Justice Secretary reveals (27 June 2018) UK

Gender bias in prison sentencing (12 March 2018) by Jeffrey Ketland

Woman faints as jury hands down guilty verdict (15 November 2017) Woman massively shocked when pussy-pass denied

Mother who spread ISIS propaganda on Facebook spared jail for terror offences due to children’s ‘suffering’ (7 November 2017)

Drunk woman sexually assaulted a gay man at a party in ‘sickening’ attack (11 October 2017)

Trainee hairdresser, 21, who slashed her ‘jealous’ boyfriend’s face with a kitchen knife during a blazing row over a Facebook snap of her with another man avoids jail (10 October 2017) Oh dear, she had to do community service

And mother goes free (10 September 2017) Australia. Video

Fewer women to be jailed under new Government strategy to curb growth in crime (28 August 2017) NZ

‘If you were a man, you’d be going to jail,’ judge tells woman burglar (23 August 2017) UK

Chivalry and the Law: How Women Get Off (11 August 2017)

Woman found not guilty of assaulting ambulance officers due to head injury (11 August 2017)

Model, 28, who was spared jail due to her ‘considerable talents’ after trying to steal £1k of designer clothes from Harrods celebrates her freedom with a jog in Chelsea (5 August 2017)

No jail time for Australian Tinder date slasher (31 July 2017)

Baltimore teacher sex case: Spanish instructor left during daytime hours to record sex act with student (11 July 2017)

Woman who groped passenger gets 8 months home detention (10 July 2017)

Alberta mother who killed son, sentenced to 26 months in Indigenous healing lodge (7 July 2017)

Former DCS worker who molested dying boyfriend’s son gets probation (9 June 2017)

‘I hate sending women to prison’: Judge tells office manager, 30, who used her company credit card to buy £38,000 worth of designer clothes and holidays he will spare her jail (24 May 2017)

Sword-Wielding Student’s Viral Post Shows How White Privilege Protected Her (18 May 2017) It wasn’t white privilege that protected her, it was her #PussyPass … try this stunt as a white male and see what happens

Oxford student who stabbed boyfriend could be spared jail ‘because of her extraordinary talent’ (16 May 2017) Now fast-forward to September and pussy-pass confirmed. Oh and here’s a contrasting example with a young male perpetrator who was jailed for three years.

Protect women from TV licence bullies, BBC is told: Corporation ordered to ‘rapidly’ change way it collects fees after women make up 70% of all prosecutions (26 April 2017) UK

Infanticide law in Victoria: How is this not murder? (21 March 2017) Australia. This – making gender-specific laws – is definitely the wrong path to take.

Philip Davies: Feminists Believe in Equality – But Only When it Suits Them (20 March 2017)

Woman left scarred for life after being glassed by love rival blasts court’s decision to let attacker walk free (14 March 2017) UK

‘I’m not sending a lady to prison for this’: Student spared jail after racist slurs during Notting Hill club rampage (14 March 2017) UK

Women who commit violent crimes need programs to help them while in prison (3 March 2017) Australia. Yet another article along the lines of ‘There are valid reasons why women are violent and they deserve sympathy/support – not like the nasty men’

We found out what happens when a man and a woman both try to push into a queue – and the results will surprise you (26 February 2017)

Woman who denied pulling out ex-husband’s intestines cleared of attempted murder (16 February 2017)

Jealous ex-girlfriend who posted revenge porn online threatened former partner’s new lover in terrifying 18-month harassment campaign (8 February 2017) UK. No jail time despite it being her second offence.

UK Prisoners – The Genders Compared (7 February 2017)

Justice system discrimination and the myth that sexism against men isn’t “Institutional” (29 January 2017)

Ex-dinner lady who had sex with 14-year-old boy spared prison spell because it would have put her four children into foster care (8 January 2017) UK

Young mother, 20, who left her ex-boyfriend with brain damage after she drunkenly mowed him down grins and gives a thumbs up as she AVOIDS jail (4 January 2017) UK. See related Reddit discussion thread here.

Female Batterer With a Long Criminal Record Batterers Her Husband Again! (26 December 2016)

Woman spared jail for domestic abuse that left boyfriend in fear (20 December 2016) UK

Instagram life coach, 28, who stole £95,000 while flaunting her five stone weight loss online walks free after claiming she was a ‘modern day Robin Hood’ as she ‘gave most of it away’ (15 December 2016) UK

Mothers in prison (25 November 2016) USA with related Reddit discussion thread here.

Background paper for the 2016 International Men’s Day debate in the UK Parliament, in which gender bias in sentencing was one of the featured issues.

Police blitz on Noosa beach nudists nets men while women walk free (13 November 2016) Related Reddit discussion thread here.

Road rage mother-of-two, 38, who drove into MS sufferer and fractured her spine after row over minor traffic shunt gets suspended sentence (9 November 2016)

Judge questions marriage plans of freed woman who was jailed for kicking and punching boyfriend unconscious (8 November 2016)

Former teacher’s aide admits to having sex with student (7 November 2016)

Domestic violence prosecutions (4 November 2016) Question in the UK Parliament asked by Philip Davies

Mother-of-two, 37, escapes jail despite being found naked with a boy of 14 on top of her after saying she was ‘very, very drunk’ at the time (4 November 2016) UK

Victoria entrenches most gender-biased anti-male jurisdiction (3 November 2016)

Why feminists need to discuss gender disparity in the criminal justice system (16 October 2016)

Cottage Grove woman, 27, sentenced to jail for sex with teen (16 October 2016) Sentenced to picking up litter.

Federal judges’ report outlines horrific conditions at women’s jail in heart of New York? (16 October 2016) Presumably the male part of this facility is just as bad, but that isn’t “scandalous” … because men.

Ex-private schoolgirl avoids jail for drug dealing after arguing that going to jail would ruin her career prospects (13 October 2016) and Privately-educated drug dealer spared jail as lawyer claims stress of case has damaged her skin (13 October 2016)

Male teacher gets 40 years jail for sex with female teen student v female teacher gets 4 years jail for sex with male teen student (12 October 2016)

As female jail population increases, call for reform (30 September 2016) USA

“Women stuck in a system meant for men that doesn’t meet needs”

Australia is locking up too many women but the UK offers a blueprint for a radical new approach (14 September 2016)

The feminists who are turning British justice against men, writes barrister LAURA PERRINS (7 September 2016) Recommended reading.

Lubbock woman gets 7 years probation for aggravated sexual assault of a child (2 September 2016) USA

4 Really Disturbing Ways Jail Is Much Worse for Women Than Men (26 August 2016) with related Reddit discussion thread here. I’m crying a river.

Paedophile sisters who abused boy, 6, for over a decade dodge prison after judge says they would be ‘too isolated’ (19 August 2016)

Teenage girl arrested at school on ‘nightmare’ police treatment (25 July 2016) UK. Her behaviour was not the problem it seems, the real issue is her feelings.

Philip Davies blasts ‘sexist’ justice system for ‘discriminating against men’ (15 August 2016)

Philip Davies presentation of the Justice Gender Gap in the U.K (8 July 2016)

Female domestic violence victims being punished for acting in self defence, say advocates – only a problem when it happens to women. Australia. Related Reddit discussion thread here.

Young woman threatens others with knife at shopping mall, gets arrested, punished only lightly, but painted as the victim (26 June 2016) USA. Video of incident here

Female imprisonment numbers soar amid calls to free the majority of inmates (18 June 2016) Australia, with related Reddit discussion thread here

Feds sue state over staffing issues at women’s prison (13 June 2016) with further comment here.

Why we should close women’s prisons and treat their crimes more fairly (1 June 2016)

Mother didn’t let her responsibility for her children stop her from committing various crimes, but now asks not to be deported because of her children (24 May 2016) Australia

Why Men Shouldn’t Vote For Hillary Clinton (2 May 2016) USA

So Hillary Clinton has just announced that women will face separate and more lenient justice system (27 April 2016) with related Reddit discussion thread here

Playboy model mum Angie Vu gives incredible interview from prison demanding nail polish and a mirror (27 April 2016)

Mother Who Filmed Herself Raping Her 1-Year-Old Son Receives Shocking Sentence (1 April 2016) New Zealand

How the Roles Society Assigns Men and Women Factor Into Sexual Abuse in Schools (1 April 2016)

It’s Not “Justice” to Sentence Adam Johnson to 6 years but Spare an Abusive Female Teaching Assistant (24 March 2016) UK

Lesbian lovers who worked in refunds at John Lewis conned the store out of £30k by pretending to return items – including Armani watches – then selling them on eBay (9 March 2016) UK

Canadian ‘bling ring’ mastermind gets 90 days in jail, modelling contract (23 February 2016)

Chivalry and the Law: How Women Get Off (15 February 2016) Recommended reading – a very comprehensive resource

No conviction recorded for woman’s “disgusting behaviour” (3 February 2016)

Teen girl jailed over unprovoked stabbing attack on classmate (2 February 2016) Australia. Shows no remorse – gets less than two years

Adult woman pretended to be 15 so she could groom boys as young as 10 is spared jail (30 January 2016) UK

No jail term for child abuser (25 January 2016) NZ

Michigan woman sentenced to prison in IL after sexually assaulting children (22 January 2016) USA

Croton mom pleads guilty, to serve probation in daughter’s death (19 January 2016) USA. Another pussy-pass success story

How can we mitigate the crime that is female over-imprisonment? (12 January 2016) Australia, with related reddit discussion thread here

Ohio seeks to stem spike of women in prison (10 January 2016) USA with related reddit discussion thread here

Woman sentenced to deferred adjudication in manslaughter case (8 January 2016) and related reddit discussion thread

Teenage girl who called herself ‘the Ninja’ is jailed after helping burglars raid 34 homes and steal items worth £320,000 (5 January 2016)

Even in the rare case they are punished, they are not really punished — “I went to (a woman’s) prison and I never wanted to leave” (4 January 2016) Reddit discussion thread and linked article

Former Menomonee Falls HS teacher pleads not guilty to sex assault charges (4 January 2016)

Associations between being male or female and being sentenced to prison in
England and Wales in 2015, by the Ministry of Justice. UK 

Woman who tied boyfriend up, ripped out his body piercings with a screwdriver, carved his skin with scissors, and mutilated his genitals with a screwdriver will serve only 30 days in jail (31 December 2015 ) Reddit discussion thread and linked article. USA

Woman acquitted for sex abuse after judge finds “no independent evidence and she denied the alleged victim’s claim”. Yet men are prosecuted and found guilty under similar circumstances all the time, with the onus on them to prove the accuser is lying. Three cheers for a consistent justice system! (9 December 2015) Reddit discussion thread here. Australia

Feminist Judicial Double Standards (2 December 2015)

New York Times: Women are the First Priority in Reducing Overall Incarceration (30 November 2015) Reddit discussion thread and linked article

Give our women prisoners the break they’re long overdue (29 November 2015) UK

The Pussy Pass Remains Alive and Well (27 November 2015) NZ

‘Selfish and stupid’ mother who cried rape after having a sexual encounter with her fiancé’s boss avoids jail as judge does not want her young children to suffer (24 November 2015)

The U.S. Rate of Incarcerated Women is Shockingly High, and Rising (20 November 2015)

Babysitter who forced boy, 13, to perform sex acts on her is spared jail (10 November 2015) UK

Babysitter, 21, was ‘notch on belt’ for 11-year-old lad (5 October 2015)

We had sex 50 times then Miss said I’d made her pregnant (29 September 2015) Yes, that’s right, just a community service order. But in this similar case, but involving  a male perp, a three year jail sentence was handed down.

Woman who burnt cheating boyfriend’s penis with hair straightener gets suspended jail sentence (16 September 2015)

Revenge Porn: First woman sentenced for offence is spared jail (3 September 2015)

Former Trinity College School teacher Leslie Barton pleads guilty to sex charge (1 September 2015) And another. “No jail sentence can fix the wrong that was done.” So let’s just settle for a slap on the wrist, ok?

Youth leader gets ten year probation sentence in sex assault case (25 August 2015) But not one day in jail – Yep, another pussy-pass success story

Molly Shattuck was once a Baltimore ravens cheerleader, now she’s a convicted rapist (22 August 2015) But not one day in jail – Another pussy-pass success story

The Rabbit Hole (20 August 2015) Discrepancies in the sentencing of men and women in Canada

Ex-teacher pleads guilty for sexual relations with student; could serve only 120 days (11 August 2015) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

The extreme anti-male bias of the Ministry of Justice with respect to prison sentencing, by Mike Buchanan (24 July 2015)

Former Campbell Co. Teacher’s Aide Sentenced For Sex Crimes With Minor (15 July 2015) and related reddit discussion thread

“On Tuesday, judge John Cook sentenced her to 10 years in prison on each of four felony counts, relating to the inappropriate relationship, but suspended all but 12 months, including time served– so that means she has about 6 months left to serve”. Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

In Federal Appeals Courts, Chivalry Is Not Dead (12 June 2015)

No criminal charges for teacher who seduced two pupils (3 June 2015) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

Grand jury declines to indict Scottsdale yoga instructor (2 June 2015) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

Victoria female prison rates soar – but are women in jail for crimes they didn’t do? (1 June 2015) and related reddit mensrights discussion thread

Feminist writer says it’s equality to treat male and female prisoners differently, and all female prisoners should get community service – idea backed by justice minister (18 May 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread and linked article

Saskatchewan teacher found not guilty of sexually exploiting teenage boy (25 May 2015) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

Law student laughs as she walks free from court for hitting aspiring male model over the head with a bottle of champagne cutting his forehead to the skull (2 May 2015) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

Woman sentenced for sexual assault of teen boy (30 April 2015) Pussy-pass? FAIL

Sexist Green Party policy: “the only women who should be in custody are those very few that commit serious and violent crimes and who present a threat to the public” Reddit mensrights discussion thread and linked article

Two girls assaulted autistic boy – coerced him to have sex with dog among other things. Today I find out that the one 17 year old girl who faced 80 years in prison got off with a comfy 4 year juvi sentence (12 April 2015)

Let’s keep mothers out of Scotland’s prisons (28 March 2015)

Criminal sentencing: Do women get off easy? (16 March 2015)

Married teacher spared jail for sex with school boys because she’d already served time (16 March 2015) No doubt a male teacher would have been put back inside for twice as long

Nick Clegg calls for fewer women behind bars (22 February 2015)

Women in prison: It is equality to treat female offenders differently to men (30 January 2015)

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/2tpg7z/in_a_turn_of_events_that_will_shock_noone_a/ (26 January 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread with linked BBC article here

Domestic violence an equal opportunity killer, by Bill O’Chee (7 January 2015)

Gender profiling men for arrest for domestic violence (undated)

Several posts on sentencing disparities for women and men (undated)

Men are 5 times more likely than women to be breathalysed (3 December 2014)

Imprison fewer women (30 November 2014)

Domestic violence policies central to mass incarceration (undated)

The Corston Report – A Case Study in Gynocentrism (23 November 2014)

Reddit mensrights discussion thread on sentencing disparity b/w men and women (November 2014)

Lisa Philips lied over pregnancy to avoid jail (11 November 2014)

Female privilege in sentencing (7 November 2014)

If male offenders were treated in the same way as female offenders, 68,000 of the 80,000 men in British prisons wouldn’t be there (9 October 2014)

U.S. Soccer reaffirms due process for Solo (22 September 2014) See also my post on the Hope Solo case

Shipley MP calls for end to ‘lighter’ jail terms for women (7 May 2014)

Men sentenced to longer prison terms than women for the same crimes‘ (Huffington Post 2012)

Gender disparity in criminal court, by Hannah Wallen (29 July 2013)

Judge slashes sentence for Virginia teacher who slept with student, citing diagnosis of hypersexuality (24 May 2013)

On why we shouldn’t send women to prison (25 March 2013)

Prof. Starr’s research shows large unexplained gender disparities in federal criminal cases (16 November 2012)

http://menz.org.nz/2011/the-pussy-pass-an-offensive-delusion-or-an-accurate-term/

http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/conferences/evaluation/gelb.pdf (‘Women in prison – Why is the rate of incarceration increasing’) (Australia)

Five sentencing myths of female offenders (23 October 2012)

A Comprehensive Look at Gender Equality: Taking On The Institute For Women’s Policy Research | My “Male Side” To Gender Issues (wordpress.com) (16 February 2012)

Integrated responses to domestic violence: Legally mandated intervention programs for male perpetrators (December 2010) Australia. No need to worry about violent women.

Judges ordered to show more mercy on women criminals when deciding sentences (11 September 2010)

Doctor accused of inappropriate exam behaviour to return to practice, with conditions (29 November 2009) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS 

This shameful liaison does not deserve prison (29 November 2009)

Child porn woman Rebecca Jane Clarke goes free on appeal (3 July 2008)

Does gender really matter? Criminal court decision making in New Zealand (January 2002) NZ

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“When you’re accustomed to  privilege, equality feels like oppression”

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Is it my imagination or does media coverage of mens health focus too much on shaming men?

Readers might be aware that there are a number of areas when men compare poorly with women in terms of disease prevalence and outcomes, rates of suicide, and overall life expectancy. I talk about some of these factors in my earlier post on men’s health.

Many factors contribute to this situation including aspects of male physiology, a propensity towards greater risk-taking in leisure pursuits, and working longer hours – sometimes in more dangerous occupations. Other individual factors include things like attention to diet and exercise, and receptiveness to seeking/receiving medical treatment.

Let’s try to split all the factors contributing to men’s poorer health outcomes into two groups, comprising those things that individual men can exercise significant control over versus those things that they can’t.

At the outset we must recognise that there is clearly a huge range of individual variation within male and female populations in relation to these factors with further variables like degree of education, income level, and age for example. Thus there are limits as to the extent that we can make meaningful generalisations about “all men” or “all women”. Further, in the case of some factors over which one might think people do have control, the extent to which an individual actually can exercise personal choice, is very limited in some cases. An example of this would be a poorly educated man choosing to engage in a risky occupation to support his family.

So what of the factors that most individuals don’t have any control over? Well one that springs to mind are decisions made by governments, health agencies and drug companies (for example), that determine funding priorities/subsidies/etc for medical research and treatment. To give an example, the fact that the death rate from prostate cancer is higher than for breast cancer might be more indicative of the disproportionately greater funding for breast cancer research and treatment than the extent to which men “take their health seriously“.

And yet despite the above, all too often the focus of campaigns and articles about men’s health seems to be an implied or overt suggestion that men’s health problems are of their own making – that if men weren’t so silly/lazy then everything and everyone would be better off.

For now I’ll just mention a few examples, with more perhaps to be added later.

I came across this article about a men’s health campaign fronted by well-known actor Samuel L Jackson. Jackson was visiting the UK to promote a new male cancer campaign called ‘One For The Boys’ that hopes to “change male mentality”. Apparently men in the UK are 60% more likely to get the cancers that affect all sexes and 70% more likely to die from these cancers.

The campaign is based on the premise that the higher incidence of cancer in men is caused by men neglecting their health. “If only men would only stop being so dumb and talk about our health then we’d stop dying from cancer in greater numbers.”

The author of the article disputes both the validity and appropriateness of this message, claiming that a major reason for the different rates of cancer between men and women is greater expenditure of research and treatment in relation to women’s health.

The author would prefer a more positive message for men, and suggests something more along the following lines:

“Listen brother, every man’s and woman’s life is precious so why are we putting less time, energy and money into fighting cancer in men? It doesn’t make sense to me. Is it any wonder that more men than women are dying of cancer every single day? Are you okay with that? I’m not. So here’s what we’re going to do. Us men, all of us, we’re going to get together and make sure we start putting more time, energy and money into fighting male cancer, cos that’s the only way we’re going to beat this goddam, mother***ing disease. So who’s with me? Are you with me brother? Are you with me?”

The author closes with: “Now that’s the kind of good man narrative that I’d be happy to be part of, and it could apply to any of the issues that men and boys face.”

Fast forward to February 2015 and Ice-T has established the Male Awareness Foundation (MAF), which appears to be in a similar vein. MAF is described as a non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men and boys where they live, work, play, and pray with sickness prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational material, advocacy opportunities, and patient referrals.

Now the following media story may appear relatively benign, and the research was no doubt well-meaning, but male-shaming remains nonetheless quite apparent. On 6 October 2014 an item appeared on the television news entitled ‘Men at risk of mental health problems‘.

I subsequently wrote to the Australian HQ of the ‘Movember’ organisation to query whether the ‘problem is that men don’t take their health seriously’ angle for the story originated with them or whether the media created this angle of their own volition. I received the following reply the next morning:

“Thanks for your email this morning in response to the news coverage overnight.
With regard to the claim that some men don’t take their health seriously, this was a finding from a study we conducted last month into the attitudes Australian men have towards their health and well-being.  It revealed that 1 in 3 Aussie men don’t take their health seriously, in response to a specific question that asks whether they agree or not with the statement ‘I take my health seriously’.  We surveyed a representative sample of over 1,500 men from around the country, aged 18+.
The media reported it as 1/3 , so they (not Movember) are saying it’s all men.  In fact, it’s good to know that 2/3 do take health seriously, but there’s still some work to be done to raise awareness amongst the remaining 1/3 who don’t.
The purpose of the report is to shine a light on some of the challenges facing men and their health, with a view to raising awareness and sparking conversations about these issues, something the Movember aims to do through our annual Mo growing campaign.  It certainly wasn’t intended to denigrate men or portray them negatively.  We’re all about supporting men, raising awareness about their health and funding programs that help tackle prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health.
I hope that answers your query, Chris.  Please do get back in touch if you have any further questions or concerns.” (Meagan Bell, Movember, 7 October, 2014)
I wrote back as follows:
“Thanks for your prompt response. Yes, I don’t disagree with the fact that some men need to take their health more seriously, and they should be encouraged and supported in doing so. My concern is that there are many factors contributing to men health problems, and that how seriously they take their health is but one of these. It is unfortunate though that this aspect – which brings with it an element of male-shaming – seems to more often than not be the focus of media articles and health campaigns. I would like to see more effort made to put this variable into a broader perspective of men’s health and for men to be encouraged – in a positive way – to do what they can to maintain good health.
Recognition must also be given to the fact that some contributing factors, like government support for medical research and treatment for men’s health issues versus the level of support given to women’s health issues – are not directly under men’s control.”
Another common assertion about men and their health – particularly mental health – is that men need to talk about things more. Especially their feelings.
A couple of issues crop up here:
When men do speak up they are often shamed or called things in the media/social media. Things like ‘whiny man-child’
Research and anecdotal evidence suggests that many men are not helped by talking about things, this approach only adding to their anxiety. Most likely this is a point of difference between most men and most women.
On this last point I asked for relevant references on Reddit mensrights and several relevant sources were nominated including this excellent discussion thread with more than 200 readers comments.
See also:
Dr Zac Turner on whether men should get a vasectomy (10 April 2022) “I believe his connection to ‘neutering’ with getting a vasectomy is grounded in toxic masculinity”. Mind you, if a woman was concerned about contraception and/or medical procedures then that *wouldn’t be* Toxic Femininity, clear? Thanks #newscomauHQ
Men Are Experiencing Historic Levels Of Loneliness – YouTube (6 August 2021) While shame is heaped onto men, the negative contribution of women (in relation to male illness or suicide) is conveniently removed from the picture
Poll: Men less likely to follow health guidelines amid Coronavirus outbreak (27 March 2020) But then reading items listed in this post, would suggest that many women are hardly being angels in this regard.
Alcohol deaths have risen sharply, particularly amongst women (10 January 2020) But nobody would dare shame women about this, now would they?
How’s your walnut, mate? Why men don’t like to talk about their enlarged prostate (4 May 2016) The second shaming article in ‘The Conversation‘ this week. The theme of this one is that men are ignorant. Author avoids mention of contentious issues like number of related male deaths and paucity of research funding relative to (for e.g.) breast cancer.
Men more reluctant to go to the doctor – and it’s putting them at risk (2 May 2016) Apparently masculinity is the problem (isn’t it always?)

On mens health: The statistics and the underlying factors

The life expectancy of both men and women has substantially increased over the past 130 years. Most people would recognise that women have always had a longer life expectancy than men. But did you did you know that the gap between the life expectancy of men and women is wider now than it was in 1884? Now why would that be?

Well the author of this paper has a theory:

“Feminism is wrong about which sex has it harder when it comes to health. Men are the real victims of biased public health programs designed to help women at the expense of men. But this section has only explored a few areas where feminism has created a false perception of which sex needs greater attention to their health issues. It should be clear that men have no special privileges when it comes to health. However, women’s health, both physically and psychologically, is taken very seriously, is far better funded, and women are privileged with longer healthier lives when compared to men because of the social and political privileges that are exclusive to women. Hence health is a men’s rights issue that needs to be addressed.”

In 2012, suicide was the third leading cause of death for American men and boys in the 10-14, 15-19, and 20-24 age groups along with the second leading cause of death for men 25-29 and 30-34. That year, it was also the leading cause of death for US soldiers. Overall, suicide was the 7th leading cause of death for American men in 2012 with males making up more than 78% of suicide victims for the year.

In 2012, more than twice as many boys aged 10-14 took their own lives than were victims of homicide. The only two causes of death that took more boys’ lives in this age group were cancer and accidental injuries. More than 72% of the children in this age group who took their own lives were boys. Even at a young age, boys are far more likely to end their own lives.

Data from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/LCWK1_2012.pdf (as cited here)

The issue of suicide is addressed in this other post within my blog.

Further information concerning men’s health can be found in the various reference works listed below:

Bias against men in health research: one researcher’s journey from exercise science to men’s health (11 July 2022)

Why do the World Health Organisation’s gender equity gatekeepers struggle to acknowledge that masculinity can be good for health? (30 June 2022)

End merit as we know it (14 February 2022) Eric Lander could have made a huge contribution to public health by curing cancer, but he upset feminists

Women’s health ambassador appointed (23 December 2021) UK

Why would you stand up for men and boys? Milgram’s message of hope to male psychology (2 December 2021)

4 in 5 Australians back more Government funding for men’s issues (14 June 2021)

80% of those diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer are men, the leading cancer caused by HPV, surpassing cervical cancer. However, just 16% of men aged 18 to 21 years old have received a dose of the HPV vaccine, which is a cancer-prevention vaccine for men as well as women (29 April 2021) Reddit discussion thread

Gender bias in healthcare: Five ways men are left behind (December 2020)

10 Reasons government’s Injury Strategy must target men (November 2020)

Lack of men’s health strategies may have cost lives in pandemic (19 June 2020)

Is there really a men’s health crisis? (15 November 2019) USA

Australia’s National Men’s Health Strategy launched today (11 April 2019)

Government medical research funding favors women (30 August 2018)

Uneven access to health services drives life expectancy gaps: WHO (4 April 2019) And yet again, the standard simplistic and blaming explanation is rolled out: Men choose not to go and see the doctor often enough or fast enough! See also related Tweet.

Men with prostate cancer wait four times as long for a diagnosis as women with breast cancer (20 December 2017)

Why Men Don’t Care About The Healthcare Debate (13 November 2017) USA

Men are killed at a greater rate than women in Australia – what can we do to reduce their risk? (28 June 2017)

Barbara Kay: Why does a report on ‘gender equity’ in mental health all but ignore the illnesses of men and boys? (16 May 2017)

Men DO open up about their problems – but no-one is listening (20 March 2017) Reddit discussion thread and linked article.

If men are favored in our society, why do they die younger than women? (8 March 2017)

The American Heart Association Is Sexist with #GoRedForWomen. More Men Die From Heart Disease So Why Not #GoRedForALL? (4 February 2017) Reddit Mensrights discussion thread.

38 new substance-use treatment beds for women opening in Vancouver (25 January 2017) Canada. See related Reddit thread here.

A total of 914 people died of a drug overdose in B.C. last year. Of that, 176 were women”.

Why males are more likely to die from conception to old age (26 August 2016)

‘Equal pay day’ this year is April 12; the next ‘equal occupational fatality day’ will be in the year 2027 (9 April 2016)

Men’s Health: A Global Problem Hiding in Plain Sight (24 March 2016)

The Canadian Federal Budget was just released. Take a look at the differences between “Men’s Health” and “Women’s Heart Health” in both funding and tone (22 March 2016)

STOP: Discrimination against Men by Psychologists (March 2016) Australia. A change.org petition

The Men’s Health Gap: Men must be included in the Global Health Equity Agenda (undated)

Obesity in women ‘as dangerous as terror threat’: Extraordinary claim by health chief as she uses speech to demand condition is added to list of emergency threats. But obesity in the UK affects far more men than women. Why is she only concerned about women? with related discussion thread here

Why is there a womenshealth.gov but not a menshealth.gov? (3 June 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread

Gender Bias In Osteoporosis Screening (5 November 2014)

Men’s Health – Not That Important – Still (27 October 2014)

Is the problem with men’s health, Gender Politics? (29 October 2014)

14 men open up about the devastation of divorce (17 October 2014)

Man flu isn’t a myth (17 October 2014)

The invisible blue taboo: The burden of boys and men (28 August 2014)

Death rate of Australian men is 50% higher than for women (21 August 2014)

Men die earlier but women’s health gets four times more funding (4 January 2014)

When men’s health doesn’t count (5 September 2013)

A notable case brought by Dr Alex Proudfoot was in relation to inequitable and gender-biased health funding (Proudfoot and Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (1992) 28 ALD 734). The case was dismissed.

National Male Health Policy (Australia)

Research into gender differences in heart disease

Boys left out: no HPV vaccine immunization program in Canada (undated)

And one man’s account of what happened when he did go to the doctor

The unsafe sex: Should the world invest more in men’s health? (18 May 2014)

The President and the Women’s Lobby (29 October 2012)

Why is men’s health suffering in London? (25 June 2012)

Europe’s men need their own health strategy (29 November 2011)

To improve men’s health, treat the cause not just the illness (15 August 2011) Australia

Government’s Huge Cancer Funding Gender Gap (16 August 2009)

http://ideas.time.com/2013/08/23/women-should-pay-more-for-health-care/

Osteoporosis drug subsidised for women but not men

http://www.antifeministtech.info/2014/03/geeksgetcovered-is-obamacares-latest-attack-on-young-unmarried-men/

http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/Downloads/2004GenderandAgeHighlights.pdf

http://goodmenproject.com/good-feed-blog/mens-global-healthcare-is-woefully-underfunded/

http://www.angryharry.com/esbreastcancer.htm??note

http://www.harrysnews.com/tgUNCheatsMenWithGenderAgenda.htm?note

http://www.hookingupsmart.com/2014/03/20/hookinguprealities/an-increase-in-male-eating-disorders-reflects-confusion-about-what-women-want/

On Prostate Cancer

I read this article the other day noting an alleged fall-off in PSA testing by men during the Covid pandemic. I subsequently received this info via a tweet:

“In 2018, 2999 women & 35 men died from breast cancer in Aust. In 2018, 3,264 men died from prostate cancer in Aust. Nearly $3.5m has been given to fund research specifically into prostate cancer whilst breast cancer received $460m”

This data was subsequently confirmed via source1, source2, source3

Metastatic prostate cancer cases increase 72% in ten years (29 July 2016) Reddit discussion thread

Left to battle alone, 30,000 men dying of prostate cancer: Patients are not being offered enough support, say experts (20 March 2015)

http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/05/breast-cancer-receives-much-more-research-funding-publicity-than-prostate-cancer-despite-similar-number-of-victims/

Prostate cancer sufferer: ‘It’s either buy the drugs, or die’ (13 October 2014)

Discussion thread about the funding differential between prostate cancer and breast cancer (2 October 2014)

Prostate patients ‘get second-rate NHS care’: Report says sufferers are far less likely to receive the latest drugs or be looked after by specialist nurses (1 October 2014)

California offers free treatment for uninsured breast cancer sufferers, but not for prostate cancer (reddit discussion thread, August 2014)

Prostate cancer drug ruling a ‘fiasco’, says charity (15 August 2014)

Vasectomy increases risk of prostate cancer (11 July 2014)

Prostate cancer as male privilege (November 2011) Reddit discussion thread and original article/readers comments

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On feminists actively undermining men’s health initiatives

In my blog I have listed hundreds of articles and academic papers that relate to various men’s rights issues. Within this collection there would be precious few that have been included purely because of how appallingly bad they were. This paper by Dr Michael Salter is therefore exceptional in that, and only in that, regard. His paper which attacks the involvement of men’s rights groups in lobbying for equitable treatment of men’s health issues displays a truly extraordinary degree of anti-male and pro-feminist bias.

This Reddit mensrights discussion thread is about feminists seeking to undermine the ‘Movember’ men’s health initiative on the basis of it supporting masculinity (20 October 2014). Here is one of the examples cited, and following it is a detailed response from a representative of the Movember movement. I think it’s well-worthy of being reproduced here and now:

“Pete Bombaci here, Country Director for Movember Canada. I’ve read the above and I want to clarify many of the inaccurate points written about Movember here.

You say that “what once started out as a harmless campaign has become sexist, racist, transphobic, and misinformed.” This is simply not true.

As you admit in your article, Movember isn’t just about raising money. It’s about having conversations. The magic of Movember is that it can unite different people from all sorts of socio-economic backgrounds under one flag: men’s health. You don’t have to be rich to wear a Mo, and you don’t have to be cool to change the world.

Thanks to our amazing Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, we are changing the world, and that includes changing standard definitions of masculinity. Movember isn’t about men being super tough or butch, though many Mo Bros and some of our Mo Sistas are so. Movember isn’t about growing the biggest, butchest, moustache. It’s about growing the best Mo you can personally grow. It’s about personal bests, about getting engaged in men’s health, about knowing yourself and taking care of yourself and your communities.

The Movember community is a global one that cuts across race, class and gender because cancer and mental health illness cuts across race, class, and gender. The idea that white cisgendered men shouldn’t raise funds for prostate cancer because they aren’t the ones most affected by it is antithetical to Movember vision. Making sure our fathers, brothers, uncles, lovers, friends, neighbours, coworkers feel safer being vulnerable talking about and taking care of their health, their bodies, and their mental health can only make life better for ALL OF US.

Some folks might argue that Movember isn’t a space for transpeople. This only speaks to the stigma and lack of understanding that transpeople face on a daily basis. We are well aware that some Mo Bros don’t have prostates. Whether it’s because a Mo Bro’s cancer treatment required the removal of his prostate, or whether he simply wasn’t born with one, we don’t discriminate against our Mo Bros for not having a prostate. For us, the truest mark of a Mo Bro is his willingness to change the world. The only binary we recognize is Movember and the rest of the year.

To your claim that Movember is sexist, I would say that Movember was and continues to be inspired by women’s health movements. Beyond that, women are a vital part of Movember as team leaders, teammates, and supporters. Women are substantial fundraisers. Women are, traditionally, the gatekeepers of family health and can be experts at one of our main goals: getting conversations about male health going. SinceMovember is about moustaches, we don’t typically encourage women to grow out their leg or armpit hair, though we’ll never turn down a nicely styled Mo,regardless of who wears it. We have one Mo Sista this year from Ottawa who is sporting a Mo every day for the entire month of Movember. Who would dream of trying to squash that kind of determination?

An important face to note here is that you represent Movember as No Shave November. Taking comments from No Shave November participants and portraying them as the opinions of our Mo Bros and Mo Sistas is inaccurate and disingenuous. Movember is not No Shave November and No Shave November is not Movember.

Movember suggests that folks show solidarity with each other by joining the Movember journey, in whatever form that looks like for you: go to a MOVE event; talk to your friends about their health, grow a Mo, or if you can’t, don’t. However, the Mo will always be our King because ultimately, our awareness program is powered by the growth of a new moustache and the obvious question that follows – why the moustache? Because our community members want an explanation for our change in appearance, a new Mo, those with Mo’s arm themselves with knowledge, provided by Movember, about men’s health.

The conversations started as a result of the moustache help to educate, breakdown stigmas, and ultimately change behaviour. From this program we know that 90% of Movember participants spend time thinking about improving their health, 75% discussed their health with family, friends or colleagues during Movember, and 66% of participants have had a recent general check-up. Globally in 2012 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas started 2.7 billion conversations about men’s health and Movember. We know that pairing this program with funding of world class men’s health research and programs helping men live with and beyond cancer and mental illness will help to truly change the face of men’s health.

You have also misrepresented our recommendation on PSA testing. Movember suggests: Men should talk to their doctor about prostate cancer testing. There are advantages and disadvantages to PSA testing. Understand the prostate cancer risk factors, discuss these with your doctor and decide if prostate cancer testing is right for you. You can find this here –http://ca.movember.com/mens-he….

You’ll also find a tool about the PROS and CONS of testing that we developed with the Societe internationale du urology. As Movember has grown we have worked with medical professionals to evolve our men’s health information and the materials available on Movember.com have been approved by national and international experts in the field.

It’s honestly disappointing to see Movember misrepresented in this way Movember. McGill continues to be one of the top supporting teams and the University has been an integral part of Movember funded research in Canada and on an international basis. We’re very proud of the community there and the work they have done. To date Mo Bros and Mo Sistas in Canada have raised an astonishing $13.5 Million for mental health.”

If the central tenet of feminism is equality then what mens/boys causes have feminists championed recently?

Anything?

Someone?

Anyone?

And this despite the fact that:

1. Men are continually being called upon to support and intervene in situations where women are in a situation of real or imagined disadvantage, and

2. There are many areas where the support of women’s groups and individual women would be invaluable, as demonstrated in the following links:

Carpe Diem, American Enterprise Institute, by Mark J Perry. Be sure to check out this table, which is periodically updated.

RealSexism.com

http://philosophyofmensissues.blogspot.ca/2014/10/evidence-re-gender-equality-and-feminism.html

http://dontneedfeminism.com/post/70993946998/how-can-you-be-anti-feminist-do-you-not-believe

http://www.avoiceformen.com/the-facts-about-men-and-boys/

http://whitehouseboysmen.org/blog/grading-president-obama-on-his-treatment-of-mens-issues

Sixty More Reasons why Modern Feminism is complete BS: The Facts Sheet

Ok, well while someone thinks of a concrete example of how feminists have lent tangible support to an area where men/boys are disadvantaged, please read the comments contributed in this discussion entitled ‘Do you think feminism is becoming a sexist anti-men movement?’

And then peruse the following sources:

Feminist Lara Witt advises that “on a weekly basis, cisgender men ask me how they can be (better) allies. I don’t usually respond because I’m forever tired of teaching for free. So because I’m super generous I decided to put together this primer on … How men can be slightly less trash” (4 March 2019)

Women’s Network tries to hijack International Men’s Day! (22 September 2017) Video. You couldn’t make this stuff up … An IMD2017 event organised by women’s group behind cover of bogus men’s group, with proceeds to pro-feminist group that ignores male victims of domestic violence.

College Gender Gap: Women Earn More Degrees AND Get Special Treatment (31 May 2017) USA

How To Respond To The Current Feminist Mantra ‘Men’s Problems Today Are Simply The Result Of Traditional Gender Roles’ (3 February 2017) Reddit discussion thread

Why did the BBC erase the 88% of rough sleepers who are men? And what can we do about it? (28 January 2017)

Rough sleeping rises at appalling rate, charity says, as figures show 16% rise (25 January 2017) More men affected? Let’s remove gender from the debate then … or simply ignore men.

Elite Daily columnist: “It’s OK To Hate Men Because of Trump” (23 January 2017)

Feminism’s benefits for men (20 November 2016) Reddit mensrights discussion thread

Can’t we all just get along? (4 November 2016) Australia

Defining, Demonstrating, & Understanding Male Disposability (30 September 2016). See related Reddit discussion thread here, and note in particular the comment by ‘Numbers2357’.

An open letter to the men who say they don’t need feminism, by Julia Lynn Rubin (29 September 2016) USA. Hmm, seems to be a bit of push-back in the reader’s comments Julia. Methinks your case is weak.

Karl McCartney MP: Shrill equality warriors ignore half the human race (16 September 2016)

I wish men were as interested in discussing gender issues as women are (1 September 2016) Choke on the hypocrisy and misandry  inherent in this offering

This feminist offers equality to men in relation to objectification, but only subject to her conditions (17 August 2016) UK. See related Reddit discussion thread here.

“Nice” feminism: How a hate movement uses its grassroots against men, by Hannah Wallen (4 June 2016) Recommended reading

Does the NUS have a man problem? (31 May 2016) UK

Florida N.O.W. The State’s Most Powerful Feminist Lobby Group Lies About Shared Parenting Bill During Opposition (10 April 2016) USA

University Won’t Recognize Men’s Issues Group after Feminists Say it Makes Women Feel Unsafe (29 January 2016) with related reddit discussion thread here

Ryerson’s independent student newspaper the Eyeopener reports the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has “rejected the last appeal” to have the school sanction the Men’s Issues Awareness Society (MIAS).

According to the group’s president, Kevin Arriola, the point of the group is to raise “issues that have never been [talked] about or usually disregarded.”

MIAS has received its major opposition from the school’s Feminist Collective.

In November, Ryerson Feminist Collective organizer Arezoo Najibzadeh called the idea of the group “horrifying.” Najibzadeh said, “I think it’s just horrifying. I don’t see the benefit of having them on campus.”

Men’s Affairs Department redundant as enough laws protecting men, women’s groups say (5 January 2016) Malaysia

““We have a women’s ministry which is to escalate and ensure women’s issues issues are brought to the forefront and to the centre of government policy because at this time there’s clearly serious gender inequality in society…It is almost like nullifying the efforts of the women’s ministry, having a Men’s Affairs Department,” Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) executive director Sumitra Visvanathan said in a phone interview with Malay Mail Online”

Has anyone else noticed how it’s becoming more common for feminists to claim that they care about men’s issues too, when there is an abundance of evidence that shows otherwise? (18 December 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread

This fellow has compiled dozens of links to sources showing how feminists have actively undermined the rights and welfare of men and boys (14 December 2015)

See the articles in this other post, regarding actions taken by York University (UK) in November 2015 to stop discussion of male issues on International Men’s Day

Who’s really being silenced in the gender debate? (4 November 2015)

Feminists Fight To Harm Men NOT To Empower Women (undated) Contains many links to related sources providing examples of feminism working against the interests of men/boys

A Critique of Feminism: A Humanitarian Won’t be Silenced about Sexual and Domestic Violence (24 August 2015)

“I’m just going to say it: Sometimes I feel sorry for men” (July 2015) This is a fairly typical NAFALT ‘look, feminists understand’ piece – the closest thing to  genuine sympathy that any feminist will put her name to. But nowhere will you see any form of acknowledgement that women are partially responsible for the pressure that men face. Instead it is always “people” or “society” that force men to adopt/maintain assigned gender roles. And of course no examples are provided as to where women have actively assisted with any problematic issues affecting men/boys.

Men adrift (30 May 2015) The Economist

Poster at University of Queensland: this room is “a safer space for anyone who is not a cis-man” (25 May 2015)

The denigration of men: Ridiculed, abused, exploited – the triumph of feminism has made today’s men second class citizens, argues a deliciously provocative new book And it’s time the chaps fought back (18 April 2015)

Men more likely than women to be cut off benefits due to “cruel” and “unfair” reasons, survey suggests (6 April 2015) U.K.

Are female MPs the most sexist against men? Very much so, especially if they’re Lib Dems (24 March 2015) Shared parenting

Paternity Fraud Begs the Question: Who’s Your Daddy? (25 February 2015)

Official thinking on involving men in “gender equality” still getting it wrong (9 March 2015)

NOW panics and dumps articles after AVFM exposes hypocrisy (8 March 2015)

Leslie Loftis: Mothers speak up for their sons – and enrage hardline feminists (5 March 2015)

Response to opinion editor’s idea of feminism (6 December 2014)

The right kind of equality (21 October 2014)

U.S Open gilds the lily of anti-male discrimination (8 September 2014)

Barnardo’s: Sexual exploitation of boys overlooked (26 August 2014)

Feminists oppose alimony law reform in Florida (reddit discussion thread, August 2014)

The Mask You Live In: One Time Pays For Naught (13 December 2013)

Two dozen women urge Scott to veto alimony bill (26 April 2013) and here

Comprehensive listing of where and when the feminist lobby have fought against reforms that would promote equality for men/boys (10 September 2014)

http://www.christianpost.com/news/obama-blocks-white-house-council-on-boys-and-men-113897/

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/answering-a-schoolgirls-questions/

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-lies-feminism/this-is-what-a-feminist-looks-like/

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/gentleman_scholar/2014/03/advice_for_men_about_collar_stays_cohabitation_and_the_men_s_rights_movement.2.html

http://breakingtheglasses.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/yes-all-feminists-are-like-that.html#.U0oDOlWSySo

http://www.avoiceformen.com/men/mens-issues/suicide-the-problem-they-claim-to-be-working-on-but-arent/ consent

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